Linwood Park Cemetery Adds Columbarium Next Week

Posted on 16 August 2013 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Linwood Park Cemetery will add a columbarium next week.  A columbarium is an above ground facility that has niches to hold cremated remains.  The Boone Park Commission included the columbarium as a capital project for this fiscal year, because of interest in the alternative for some people.  There are many kinds available, but the Boone Park Commission selected an above ground structure that will have a total of 64 niches.  There will be four rows on each side.  Once the decision was made to place a columbarium at Linwood Park Cemetery, the Park Commission needed to approve the plans, location and the charges for the niches.  The columbarium will be located to the left as people enter the east side entrance at the cemetery.  Work will be done to landscape the facility.  Just recently, the Commission agreed to charges which are $1,500 per niche for the upper two rows and $1,100 per niche for the lower two rows.  The price will include the lettering, which will be done through the Kallin Johnson Monument Company of Fort Dodge.  The Commission decided that all lettering would be uniform in size.  Galen Lindgren with Kallin Johnson Monument told the Park Commission that columbarium will be set  next week.  Cemetery staff are expected to begin selling niches by the end of the month.

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